Seminar 28th October 2018
Female Convicts Research Centre Seminar
A Great Blessing? Convict Women and Orphan School Children
Sunday 28th October, 2018
at the Orphan School, St. John's Avenue, New Town
To mark the 190th anniversary of the Orphan School, our next seminar will be run jointly by the Female Convicts Research Centre and the Friends of the Orphan Schools.
9.00: Registration open
9.15: Welcome and Introduction
9.30: Session 1: The Early Years. Chair – Dianne Snowden
9:30 Paper 1: 1828: Ann Solomon – ‘Three children at the Orphan Schools’ [Craig Mackie]
9:45 Paper 2: Orphan School to female factory [Geoff Mitchelmore]
10:00 Paper 3: To be confirmed
10.30: Morning tea
10:45: Session 2: Life in the Orphan Schools
10:45 Paper 4: Izod King [Jann Niven]
11:00 Paper 5: The underfed children of Bridget Norton [Jennifer Jacobs]
11:15 Paper 6: Security to destitution [Petrina Osborne]
11:30 Questions from Session 1 & 2
11:45 Launch of Voices from the Orphan Schools. The Children’s Voices – launched by Saul Eslake
1:00 Entertainment - guided walk around the Orphan School site by Orphan School guides
Simon Cocker, Jane Hodgman, Bill Stewart and Richard Watson – guides to be confirmed
2.00: Session 3: The Final Years
2:00 Paper 7: Later lives of the orphan children [Maureen Mann]
2:15 Paper 8: Second Generation Orphans: Isabella Hutchinson’s children [Caroline Haigh]
2:30 Questions from Session 3
2:45 Summary and close – Robyn Everist
3.00: FCRC general meeting
Please note: some changes might have to be made to the program in the intervening months. Please check our website for updates.
Hobart Town Hall
The entrance to the Hobart Town Hall is off Macquarie Street, with wheelchair access. The Hall is on the first floor, with a magnificent staircase or a lift (to your right as you enter). Women’s toilets: ground floor at left, first floor just outside the Hall. Men’s toilets: ground floor at right.
Parking meter charges apply on Sundays, so street parking is inadvisable. The large Argyle Street Car Park is a block and a half north of the Town Hall. There is a maximum charge of $4 on Sundays.
Parking on the Hobart Domain is free, with a 10-15 minute walk to the Town Hall.
St. John's Park (South Wing)
For details on how to find the Orphan School, please refer to the Friends of the Orphan Schools website: http://www.orphanschool.org.au/where.php
Free parking is available in the St. John's Park Precinct.
|Event Date||28-10-2018 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||28-10-2018 3:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||28-07-2018 4:00 pm|
|Number of available places||39|
|Registration cut-off date||22-10-2018 10:00 am|
|Location||The Orphan School|